Guests: J. Taylor Hays, M.D. (@jtaylorhays), and Robert Vassallo, M.D.

Host: Amit K. Ghosh, M.D., M.B.A. (@AmitGhosh006)

Is smoking a risk factor for severe disease in COVID-19? How accurate is the documentation of smoking in COVID-19 cohorts currently published? What role should a smoking history play in the prognosis and management of COVID-19? J. Taylor Hays, M.D., and Robert Vassallo, M.D., discuss the prevalence of smoking worldwide, the impact of documentation, and the role smoking may play in COVID-19.

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August 6, 2020

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